• Rebecca Wood

    Center for Health Statistics
    Community Assessment
    Texas Dept. of State Health Services
    Mail Code: 1898
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347 

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BRFSS Call for Proposals

The Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) began operation in 1987 as part of a federal-state partnership that today has resulted in the collection of uniform public health data from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.  Each year, thousands of adult Texans complete BRFSS landline and cellular telephone interviews regarding their health status, personal health habits, and use of preventive services.  Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires that certain core questions appear on the survey each year, a limited amount of space is available for states to add optional questions (modules or state added) at their discretion. 

The Texas BRFSS Program invites DSHS programs and other public health stakeholders to submit written proposals for additional survey questions.  These proposals will be used to assist the Texas BRFSS Coordinator in planning the 2018 Texas BRFSS survey. Please email brfss@dshs.texas.gov to request a copy of this year’s proposal form.  All proposals for additional survey questions should be submitted to the Texas BRFSS program (brfss@dshs.texas.gov) by 5:00 pm on June 30, 2017. A discussion of all proposals will take place at the next Health Survey User Group (HSUG) Meeting on July 20, 2017 at 10:00 am in Moreton 653.  A representative for each proposal is required to attend this meeting to present their proposal and be available to answer questions.

Please see the following proposal documents for more information:  

  1. Attachment A: Pricing -- Provides general information about how costs for participating in the Texas BRFSS are determined.
  2. Attachment B: 2018 CDC Draft BRFSS Survey Outline of Questions  -- Core questions will be included in the 2018 Texas BRFSS Questionnaire. Optional questions developed and tested by CDC may be added to the 2018 Texas BRFSS at the individual program's expense.

For additional information, please contact Rebecca Wood, Texas BRFSS Coordinator, at 512-776-6579 or Rebecca.Wood@dshs.texas.gov.

Please visit our website to learn more about the Texas BRFSS Program.

Last updated June 6, 2017